Senior Scrum Master
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Job Description

CLA is a top 10 national professional services firm where our purpose is to create opportunities every day, for our clients, our people, and our communities through industry-focused wealth advisory, digital, audit, tax, consulting, and outsourcing services. Even with more than 8,500 people, 130 U.S. locations, and a global reach, we promise to know you and help you.

CLA is dedicated to building a culture that invites different beliefs and perspectives to the table, so we can truly know and help our clients, communities, and each other.

CLA is looking to hire a Senior Scrum Master to join our growing Internal IT team.

About the role:

The Senior Scrum Master's role is to assist in building and evolving CLA's Agile mindset and maturity across the IT organization. This role will include driving the Agile transformation by guiding and coaching Product Owners, lesser experienced Scrum Masters, Developers, and other relevant Stakeholders. This individual will likely serve as Scrum Master on multiple Scrum teams simultaneously; facilitating all aspects of the Scrum framework's ceremonies and serving as a buffer between Developers, Product Owners, and Stakeholders outside the Scrum team.

As a Senior Scrum Master, you will:

* Assist with guiding the team and Organization on our Agile transformation to help mature and enhance existing processes

* Coach teams and leaders in Agile principles and practices, roles and responsibilities and frameworks

* Monitor Agile maturity of teams, while identifying areas of opportunities working with Scrum Masters and Delivery teams

* Implement and adopt continuous improvement practices

* Facilitate discussions, decision making and conflict resolution

* Collaborate with Leadership, Product Owners and Architects to ensure alignment on strategy and execution

* Work with other Scrum Masters to synchronize common practices when possible and reconcile tailoring when not

* Elevate teams to a high performing level by recognizing areas of strength and improvement and employing appropriate mentoring and development techniques

* Support the Product Owner with respect to sprint grooming and maintaining the product backlog

* Ensure successful delivery of large impact and/or cross-functional product initiatives on time and within budget

* Remove blockers or impediments, resolve conflicts and communicate team status including burndown and velocity

* Assist with administration of the Azure DevOps board

What you will need:

* 5+ years Scrum Master experience for a software development team that was applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory.

* Experience as Project Manager, managing budget and forecasting

* Working knowledge of Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC)

* Understanding of Scrum Framework, value and metricsCore Microsoft Applications (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.)Experience with Azure DevOps, Jira or similar tool

* Familiarity of current programming languages and automation pipelines

Certifications / Licenses:

* Hold one or more scrum certifications; certified scrum master, agile certified practitioner, professional scrum master

* Bachelor's degree or combination of experience, education and training may be accepted in lieu of degree

Our Perks:

  • Flexible PTO (designed to offer flexible time away for you!)
  • Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Mental health coverage
  • Quarterly Wellness stipend
  • Fertility benefits
  • Complete list of benefits here


Equal Opportunity Employer /AA Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Wellness at CLA

To support our CLA family members, we focus on their physical, financial, social, and emotional well-being and offer comprehensive benefit options that include health, dental, vision, 401k and much more.

To view a complete list of benefits click here.

CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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